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LETTER: Help charity find asbestos hot spots

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) is a Chesterfield-based charity which aims to support all those who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. DAST also raises awareness of the continuing dangers of asbestos.

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LETTER: Is school field being fenced off?

LETTER: Is school field being fenced off?

Being one of a number of residents in Hasland who have heard through word of mouth that the school field is going to be fenced off to the public, I feel very strongly that the local council is making a huge error of judgement.

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LETTER: The never-ending disruption goes on

I won’t waste any more time and energy worrying about the so-called cycle path over Hollis Lane.
Started in November, as yet unfinished and so far no mention of the amount it has cost. The never-ending work and disruption on Hady Hill continues unabated. The latest being a quick splash and dash leaving us with the appearance of the floor of a quarry and which has the consistency of a magnified foot hard-skin remover.

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LETTER: Confusion over website claim

LETTER: Confusion over website claim

I fully support Melissa Rose’s letter recently in the DT concerning the proposed development by Avant Homes of 600 new properties in Clowne.

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LETTER: Playing in European Youth Orchestra is once in a lifetime opportunity

LETTER: Playing in European Youth Orchestra is once in a lifetime opportunity

I am just writing to say thank you for the article that was included in last week’s Derbyshire Times about my upcoming trip to Darmstadt to play in the European Youth Orchestra.

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LETTER: Chesterfield’s streets are paved with litter and drunks

LETTER: Chesterfield’s streets are paved with litter and drunks

The town of Chesterfield has about it an air of apathy. People can’t be bothered to keep the town and their own neighbourhood tidy, litter can be found everywhere across the town and nobody seems to care. 
I do, and I am sick of the image that it portrays to visitors to the town. We need a strategy to clean up Chesterfield.

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LETTER: Where were town wardens when drunks were shouting abuse?

LETTER: Where were town wardens when drunks were shouting abuse?

It’s not often that I now go to do my shopping in Chesterfield town centre, but recently a trip to the optician’s in the afternoon was a necessity.

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Derbyshire Labour Party anti-devolution poster.

LETTER: Devolution voting is totally unfair

I refer to the article in the July 28 issue headed ‘Consultation Begins on Devolution Plans’.

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LETTER: Ice Bucket Challenge has given us hope

LETTER: Ice Bucket Challenge has given us hope

As someone who has motor neurone disease (MND), I would like to thank everyone in Chesterfield who took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge a couple of years ago and raised money for research into this debilitating disease.

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LETTER: Chesterfield will be a ‘poor relation’

I am horrified and appalled (as many others must be) by what I feel is a ludicrous proposal that Chesterfield Borough Council should join forces with Sheffield and the rest of the South Yorkshire consortium.

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LETTER: Webster charity helps school leavers

LETTER: Webster charity helps school leavers

The Webster Charity is most grateful to the Derbyshire Times for publicising this grant which is very important to our young people going to college and university for the first time.

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More than 5,000 people voted in our prediction poll. Were you one of them?

LETTER: Time to stop ‘Project Fear’ nonsense

So, it appears from national reports that there is no evidence British scientists were being by-passed for grant funding since Brexit.

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LETTER: Joint mayor idea would see us worse off

LETTER: Joint mayor idea would see us worse off

I do not usually read the Derbyshire Times as I thought minor local gossip was of very little interest to me. 
However, I now realise my error and will try and get it before my wife in future.

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smoking cigarette tab

LETTER: Hospital smoking must stop

I am amazed at the number of people who smoke in the grounds of the Royal Hospital. There are many signs saying that smoking is not allowed by law.

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Britain has decided

LETTER: Was the referendum result advisory or binding?

Amid the confusion and muddle of post-Brexit, there is a basic question needing to be answered: was the referendum advisory or binding?

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LETTER: Is there any wonder so many animals are abandoned?

LETTER: Is there any wonder so many animals are abandoned?

As a pet owner of long standing, I have become increasingly concerned at the rising cost of veterinarian care, particularly regarding the cost of medication purchased directly from the vet practices and the cost of written prescriptions.

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LETTER: ‘Politics of fear’ are misleading Chesterfield people

LETTER: ‘Politics of fear’ are misleading Chesterfield people

Along with my fellow councillors of all parties, I am being stopped regularly by the public asking ‘What’s all this about Chesterfield leaving Derbyshire?’

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Housing

LETTER: Infrastructure can’t support planned housing

So, we attended the Avant ‘exhibition’ at Clowne Community Centre concerning proposals to build an overwhelming 600 homes on the old Stanfree Farm, Low Road, Clowne.

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LETTER: There are similarities between devolution and EU vote

While there are, of course, differences in scale, the arguments for and against Chesterfield becoming a full member of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) are not dissimilar to the arguments put forward during the EU referendum, I feel.

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LETTER: Yes or no question on devolution is needed

LETTER: Yes or no question on devolution is needed

As one of the county councillors for the Chesterfield area I have been following closely the plans for the Sheffield City Region.

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